Tinnitus Treatment

Treatment for Tinnitus – Ringing in the Ears

The National Institutes of Health states: “Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the adult population of the United States has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year. This amounts to nearly 25 million Americans.”  https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/tinnitus.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org) discusses a relationship between traumatic brain injury and tinnitus.

If you experience tinnitus, please discuss this with your primary care provider. Ask if you may benefit from an evaluation by an ear-nose-throat physician (otolaryngologist) who may carry out evaluative procedures as shown on this Mayo Clinic page:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350162

Potential medical treatments are reported to include:
~ Earwax removal, in the event a buildup of earwax contributes to your tinnitus
~ Treatment of an underlying blood vessel condition
~ A change in medication if medication contributes to or causes tinnitus
~ Chiropractic or physical therapy to reduce tension in the neck and jaw that may contribute to or result from tinnitus
~ Hearing aids or masking devices

Potential behavioral treatments may include:
~ Neuromonics devices/apps which provide relaxing music and soft sounds through hearing aids
~ Cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce tinnitus-related anxiety
~ Tinnitus retraining therapy – training you to reduce your awareness of tinnitus (much the way you automatically tune out the sound of your refrigerator)
~ Tinnitus activities such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness to reduce tension and anxiety

Consider discussing with your primary care provider whether an audiological examination may be necessary to evaluate your tinnitus. Some audiologists known to offer treatment options are shown below.

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance (Vestibular Therapy and Tinnitus Training)
Website:  https://abqhearing.com/

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Eastside
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 409
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-448-1959
Fax: 505-890-3330
Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Westside
10700 Corrales Rd, Suite I
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: 505-750-9569
Fax: 505-890-3330

Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center
9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 215
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone:  505-431-4212
Fax:  505-247-1772
Email:  inquiries@aslhc.org
Website:  http://aslhc.org/

Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center offers child and adult speech therapy as well as audiology services, hearing evaluations, and hearing aid fitting. They also offer tinnitus evaluations, tinnitus management, and tinnitus retraining therapy.

Worth Hearing – Tinnitus Specialists
Website:  https://www.worthhearing.com/tinnitus-specialists/

Worth Hearing Center
7520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste E-15
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-349-4928
Fax: 505-872-1041
Worth Hearing Center – Westside
1350 Jackie Rd SE, Ste. 103
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: 505-349-4928
Fax: 505-872-1041

Expert Hearing Care
Website:  https://www.hearnm.com/

Expert Hearing Care
4351 E Lohman Ave. Ste 103
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-680-2434
Toll-free phone:  855-780-8990
Expert Hearing Care
1180 Mall Dr. Ste C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575-222-7363